BOTOX and JUVEDERM
Your straight, perfectly aligned post-braces smile will change your entire face, but the most beautiful smile can look out of place if the skin surrounding the smile is not complementary. Dr. Robert G. Thomas focuses primarily on the correct alignment of your teeth and jaws but he takes each patient’s entire face into consideration. You have perfected your smile – why not your facial skin?
As we age, our faces bear the brunt of our emotions. Smiles, frowns, laughter, and tears are the way we express our feelings, and those expressions take a toll on our faces. A face that mirrors a life of experience is a wonderful thing, but exaggerated wrinkles can detract from our future life experiences. To this end, Dr. Thomas offers aesthetic treatments including Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm XC.
Tired of prominent forehead wrinkles and brow lines? There is no need to put up with wrinkles that are affecting your life and confidence. Botox is a medicine injected directly into targeted facial muscles. Botox treatment blocks nerve receptors to prevent facial muscles from contracting. This leads to a reduction of current wrinkles and prevents new wrinkles from forming. Botox relaxes muscles but is not permanent. Treatment usually lasts about 3 – 4 months. If you find that you furrow your brow or tighten your forehead while concentrating, Botox can change everything. Not only will your forehead and the area between your brows look smoother and tighter, your facial muscles will feel more relaxed. Botox eliminates that muscle strain and revitalizes your face.
Botox is an ideal treatment because it is so convenient and easily personalized. Depending on your schedule and aesthetic goals, you can receive Botox treatments and enhancements on an ideal schedule for your face. Dr. Thomas will target specific forehead muscles to eliminate brow wrinkles, and only those muscles will relax.
Botox for TMJ/ Botox for Bruxism
In addition to its cosmetic benefits, Botox can target muscle clenching to provide patients with TMJ or chronic bruxism relief. By injecting Botox into the problematic site, Dr. Thomas can set your jaws at ease. This is very helpful for patients who clench.
Juvederm XC Naperville, IL
At the same time that our facial skin wrinkles and folds as we live our lives, it loses moisture and naturally occurring substances – particularly hyaluronic acid. This loss allows wrinkles to form in the plump areas of our faces, especially around our noses and mouths. Juvederm XC acts as a replacement for those lost substances. A smooth filler gel that rounds facial skin, Juvederm XC reduces smile lines and parenthesis lines around the mouth and nose. Juvederms formula is so effective that patients can enjoy the results of the treatment for up to one year. Dr. Thomas is happy to offer Juvederm alongside Botox for a comprehensive facial esthetics package.
Why are dentists/orthodontists qualified to perform these procedures?
The American Academy of Facial Esthetics has actually declared dentists “the oral and maxillofacial specialists… Dentists are much more knowledgeable than most other healthcare providers in the muscles of mastication and the muscles of facial expression which routinely receive these treatments. Dentists are the easiest to train, the most realistic and conservative with the treatment, and the best healthcare professionals to deal with any complications in the head and neck areas” (AAFE, Botox Therapy for Every Dental Practice). Orthodontists, being incredibly skilled in the facial musculature, are ideal facial esthetics providers. Dr. Thomas, trained with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics is highly skilled in the administration of Botox and dermal fillers. The AAFE provides dentists and orthodontists training equivalent to that plastic surgeons receive before administering Botox or Juvederm.